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Andrew Harnik / AP

The president's first executive order this week will be to withdraw the U.S. from negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, per CNN and NBC sources.

Whiplash: Just this morning, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said he trusts Trump on trade, and will continue to work on the agreement.

The China angle: TPP excluded China. If the U.S. pulls out, those countries may be pulled in China's direction.

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Corporate America finds downside to politics

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Corporate America is finding it can get messy when it steps into politics.

Why it matters: Urged on by shareholders, employees and its own company creeds, Big Business is taking increasing stands on controversial political issues during recent months — and now it's beginning to see the fallout.

Church groups say they can help the government more at border

A mural inside of Casa del Refugiado in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Stef Kight/Axios

Despite the separation between church and state, the federal government depends upon religious shelters to help it cope with migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Why it matters: The network supports the U.S. in times of crisis, but now some shelter leaders are complaining about expelling families to Mexico when they have capacity — and feel a higher calling — to accommodate them.

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